World Learning is honored to receive the 2015 InterAction Disability Inclusion Award. The award will be presented on June 23 at the 2015 InterAction Forum in Washington, DC. The Disability Inclusion Award recognizes InterAction member agencies that have worked toward greater disability inclusion in programs and management and have expanded leadership opportunities for people with disabilities.
“We’re grateful to have been selected for this award,” President and CEO Donald Steinberg said. “World Learning is proud to be able to partner with civil society groups, governments, and international organizations to help people with disabilities play full roles in building inclusive societies.”
World Learning will also lead a session at the forum on strengthening disability inclusion in international programs through partnerships. The June 23 workshop will highlight the benefits of including marginalized groups in international development efforts. It will feature a panel of experts on the value of disability inclusion partnerships including Steinberg, David Morrissey, executive director of the United States International Council on Disabilities; Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, disability advisor for the World Bank Group; Justice Shorter, graduate student at SIT Graduate Institute; and Ted Mauro, CEO of ED101 Inc. The panel will be followed by roundtable discussions with ten international and local disabled persons organizations (DPOs) and DPO partners to facilitate networking and opportunities for collaboration.